The 9 Worst Songs for Your First Dance

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In 2006, about a million and a half newlywed couples danced their first dances to James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful,” and I had just as many fits of rage. Sure, “you’re beautiful” is a lovely sentiment to blast through the air waves on your wedding day and all, but it is a song about unrequited love, people! There is not a single happy moment in there. James Blunt himself referred to it as “miserable.” Even his acknowledging that someone is beautiful in the song is sad, because, as he also says, he will never be with her. {Whew. I’m getting riled up again.}

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This Guy Threw a Fake Wedding to Propose to His Girlfriend (VIDEO)

Ok, so I am going to explain what’s going on here to the best of my ability, but I also have a lot of questions.

This guy, Jack, is a wedding planner. He wanted to propose to his girlfriend in a rather elaborate way, so he put together an actual wedding—albeit not a real one—complete with a couple, a bridal party, a cake, flowers, music, dinner tables, and a first dance. (He “hired” past clients of his and various people from his life to pose in these various roles—including about 80 guests.)

During the wedding, he led his girlfriend Sophia to the dance floor, where he proposed:

So, my questions. I mean, I think this is very sweet and I smiled sappily at my screen just like usual when watching a proposal video—but I just don’t get a lot of this, logistically speaking, and it’s distracting me from the lovely moment that eventually happens.

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Take Some Time to Relax Before the Big Day With a Couples Retreat to Le Rêve Rittenhouse Spa

We suggest booking an appointment in Le Rêve’s cozy massage room.

When we read Shoppist editor Emily Goulet’s detailed narrative of her recent trip to the new Le Rêve Rittenhouse Spa, our interests were piqued by the vision of fancy exfoliants, massages, and an “aromatherapy steam shower”—so when we heard that the new spot was especially suited to cater to couples, we were eager to learn more about the latest addition to Philly’s spa scene.

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Local Bridal Guide: Get Fuller, Longer Eyelashes For Your Wedding With Extensions From One Of These 7 Philly Salons

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If you’re of the mindset that a coat or two of mascara is all you’ll need to make your eyes pop on your Big Day, we advise you to read on. While mascara can indeed do wonders on its own, you’d be surprised what a little extra TLC can do for your lashes, especially with all of the services that promise to lengthen, thicken, and darken your fringe.

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PHOTOS: This Philly Couple Closed Out Their Wedding Reception With a Silent Disco Dance Party 

And that is what a silent disco party looks like. All photos by We Love We Love Photography.

And that is what a silent disco party looks like. All photos by We Love We Love Photography.

Earlier this summer, Dan and Shelby Stamm tied the knot at the Abington Art Center in front of 370 of their nearest and dearest.

The ceremony was held in the late afternoon, and after a few hours of celebrating with their family and friends in a tent erected on the property’s sprawling lawn for the occasion (the food and vibe were that of a big, fun, backyard BBQ), the joyous reception came to a close. The party, however, did not.

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New iPad App Lets You Try Wedding Dresses On Virtually Before You Go Out Shopping 

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Not that anything will ever replace twirling like a princess in a pretty, luxurious dressing room—but this is definitely an interesting idea.

Toronto-based company Wedding Reality, Inc. launched the new Wedding Dress Studio iPad app today that allows brides to futz around with different wedding dress styles and silhouettes in order to try and figure out you you might like, and what might look good on you, before heading out to the bridal salons to try things on and engage in the aforementioned twirling.

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Rejoice, Brides: You Can Now Get a Spray Tan (and Invite Your ‘Maids!) In the Comfort of Your Own Home 

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Moira Rubino can set up her spray tanning tent anywhere in your home.

We love a good spray tan just as much as the next girl, but more times than not, attempting to fit said tan into our already busy schedules (especially when other event-prep beauty treatments, like waxing and manicures, are involved) can be quite a hassle. It’s times like these when Moira Rubino and her Phoenixville-based mobile spray tanning company, SPF Tanning, are a real lifesaver.

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